GLORIOUS KHAJURAHO AND VARANASI

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CULTURAL

NORTH INDIAN

HERITAGE

UNESCO World Heritage Site

ARCHITECTURE

ANCIENT CARVINGS, FORTS

Khajuraho Varanasi Tour

 

Khajuraho Tour takes you to the ancient site of Kamasutra, Khajuraho is home to the UNESCO world heritage site of Khajuraho group of monuments dedicated to Hinduism and Jainism.

This tour will cover two of the most important touristic destinations of India and you will experience the sheer hospitality of Madhya Pradesh. From the Chandela dynasty to Bundela rajput Chief we will unfold some of the deep mysteries of this land.

There is a famous saying “Travel is the only thing you can spend money on that will make you richer.” So go explore the splendors of truly rich Indian Heritages.

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DAY 1| INDIA ARRIVAL & AGRA TOUR

 

On arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative at New Delhi station/airport. Depart for the historical and romantic city tour of Agra. In Agra, you will visit ‘Taj Mahal’, the epitome of romance, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz, and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You will also visit the majestic Agra fort– where the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan spent his last few years. Check-in the hotel.

Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 2|AGRA-JAIPUR  (4hrs 15mins – 240kms)

 

Have breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and drive towards Jaipur. En route, visit Fatehpur Sikri – which was once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre and it is visited by tourists from all over the world throughout the year. The monuments at Fatehpur, with all the stories and anecdotes they hold, are a must visit. After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri complete your journey to Jaipur. Check-in the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this vibrant and colorful city.

Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 3| JAIPUR

 

After early morning breakfast, proceed for the full day tour of the Pink city, Jaipur. Drive to Fort Amber, the former capital of Kachhwaha Rajputs. On the way, you will stop to visit the city’s landmark: the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Built during the 18th century, the five-storey building features 953 windows from where the royal women used to see the processions. Next you will visit Amber Fort, which lies on a 400-ft-tall hill and is surrounded by the chain of mountains known as Aravali. The City Palace built in 1734, lies in the center of Jaipur and is now the residence of the royal family of Jaipur and includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal, palaces and other buildings. After that you will visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory. The instruments are carved out of stone and marble serving to the sky observation. You will also learn to tie a Jaipuri turban in a variety of ways. Come back to the hotel.

Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 4| JAIPUR-DELHI (5hrs 30mins – 290kms)

 

After early morning breakfast, check-out from your hotel and drive back to Delhi. On arrival, check-in to your hotel and proceed for the sightseeing tour of “The Heart of India”, Delhi. Start your day with tour of Raj Ghat. If time permits, shop in the local market of Chandni Chowk. In the afternoon, visit India Gate, Qutub Minar and the Lotus Temple. Drive past the President’s House, Parliament House and the Government Secretariat Buildings. You will be given dinner reservations in Parikrama-The Revolving Restaurant. Enjoy fine dining in the revolving rooftop restaurant. You will then be escorted to Hauz Khas Village which is the clubbing hub of Delhi. Get a glimpse of the Delhi nightlife in here.

Enjoy overnight stay in the hotel at Delhi.

 

 

DAY 5|DELHI-KHAJURAHO (12hrs- 655kms)

 

After early morning breakfast, spend your day at leisure. Shop at Delhi’s local market and relax at the hotel. In the evening, catch a train from Hazrat Nizamuddin, Delhi to Khajuraho, Uttar Pradesh.

Overnight on-board the train.

 

 

DAY 6|KHAJURAHO

 

Once reached, our representative will escort you towards your hotel. Check into the hotel, freshen up and get ready for a day full of amazing experiences.

 

After early morning breakfast embark on a sightseeing tour of the Khajuraho group of monuments. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The temples are famous for their Nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. Of the various surviving temples, the Kandariya Mahadeva Temple is decorated with a profusion of sculptures with intricate details, symbolism and expressiveness of ancient Indian art. The Khajuraho group of temples were built together but were dedicated to two religions—namely Hinduism and Jainism.

 

The Khajuraho group of monuments was built during the rule of the Rajput Chandela dynasty. The building activity started almost immediately after the rise of their power, throughout their kingdom to be later known as Bundelkhand. Most temples were built during the reigns of the Hindu kings Yashovarman and Dhanga. Yashovarman’s legacy is best exhibited by The Lakshmana Temple. Vishvanatha temple best highlights King Dhanga’s reign. In the late evening we will visit the light show.

This fascinating light & sound spectacle evokes the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and traces the story of the unique temples from the 10th Century to the present day.

 

The 50-minutes sound and light show is conducted by tourism department in the garden of Western Group of Temples. The show is entertaining and informative about the construction, history and importance of the temples. The show runs in Hindi and English every evening.

 

Later we will visit the famous art and culture centre and buy souvenirs and indulge in the traditional dance performed by artists from various part of the country.

Overnight stay and dinner at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 7|KHAJURAHO-VARANASI (8hrs 40mins – 410kms)

 

After an early morning breakfast, drive towards Varanasi – also known as Banaras and Kashi. Also, it is believed to be the most ancient city of the world and India’s most sacred situated on the banks of river Ganga. There hundreds of temple in the city and view from the boat in river is a sight.

Once reached, check into the hotel and rest. In the evening, go for boating in Ganges river and shop at local market. Come back to your hotel.

Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 8| VARANASI

 

After an early morning breakfast, proceed for a full day city tour. Visit Kashi Vishvanath Jyotrilinga Temple– most ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visit Ramnagar Fort. This fort has the Veda Vyasa Temple, a museum, and the king’s residential complex. It is famous for its collection of vintage cars, ivory work, lotus-shaped gold and silver Palakis (palanquins). Royal family still lives here. In the evening, visit handloom industry, popular for their Sarees in India. After sightseeing, drive back to the hotel.

Have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 9| VARANASI- ALLAHABAD (3hrs -120kms)

 

After an early morning breakfast, proceed to your next destination, Allahabad. Once reached, check into the hotel and get ready for full day tour of the auspicious city. Visit Khusro Bagha large walled garden famous for its architecture. Next drive towards Allahabad Fort situated on the banks of river Yamuna. Mughal emperor Akbar built this fort in the late 16th century. The Archaeological Survey of India has declared this monument of national importance. In the evening, enjoy boat ride at Triveni Sangam. This is the place where three rivers meet namely, Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. After the boat ride, drive towards your hotel and rest.

Have a comfortable overnight stay at Allahabad.

 

 

DAY 10| ALLAHABAD-DELHI (10hrs-635kms)

 

After breakfast, you have full day at leisure. You can spend your day at Allahabad Planetarium and enjoy celestial (space) shows or shop at the local market for souvenirs. Later in the evening, catch your train to Delhi.

 

 

DAY 11| DEPARTURE FROM INDIA

 

Board your flight back home with wonderful memories.

 

 

*** YOUR KHAJURAHO AND VARANASI TOUR CONCLUDES***

Agra:

  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri

Jaipur:

  • Hawa Mahal
  • Amber Fort
  • Jantar Mantar
  • City Palace

Delhi:

  • Raj Ghat
  • India Gate
  • Qutub Minar
  • Lotus Temple
  • Hauz Khas Village

Khajuraho:

  • Kandariya Mahadeva Temple
  • Lakshmana Temple
  • Vishvanatha temple

Varanasi:

  • Kashi Vishvanath Jyotrilinga Temple
  • Ramnagar Fort

Allahabad:

  • Khusro Bagh
  • Allahabad Fort
  • Boat Ride at Triveni Sangam
  • Allahabad Planetarium

Petha in Agra:

  • a translucent soft candy, usually rectangular or cylindrical in shape is a must.

Indian Cuisine:

  • Enjoy traditional Indian cuisine in a Royal setting in Jaipur.

Rajasthani Pagri (turban):

  • Learn to tie Rajasthan turban in a variety of ways.

Chandni Chowk:

  • Sound and Light show at Red Fort.
  • Shopping at Kinari Bazaar, famous for gold and silver ornaments.
  • Get your hands on the famous desserts at Giani’s, Bikanerwala and Kishan Lal Halwai.

Sound and light show:

  •  Experience the 50-minutes sound and light show is conducted by tourism department in the garden of Western Group of Temples.

Kashi Vishvanath Jyotrilinga Temple:

  •  You don’t want to miss the most ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Boat Ride:

  • Boat ride at Triveni Sangam with spectacular sunset is a must.

MORE DETAILS

  • 07 Night accommodation on twin sharing with APAI Basis. (Bed + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • English speaking guide.
  • A/C deluxe transportation.
  • 01 Full day guided tour to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
  • 01 Full day Jaipur City Tour with Transfer.
  • 01 Full day Delhi City Tour.
  • 01 Full Day Khajuraho City Tour.
  • Boating in Ganges river in Varanasi.
  • 01 Full Day Varanasi City Tour.
  • 01 Full Day Allahabad City Tour.
  • Boat ride at Triveni Sangam in Allahabad.
  • Half Day Tour at Allahabad Planetarium.
  • Traditional Rajasthani Dinner with Folk Dance at Chokhidhani.
  • 02 Hours Evening Tour of Chandni Chowk in Delhi.
  • Traditional Indian welcome with garlands and Aarti Tika.
  • Monument Entrance Fees:

Taj Mahal

Agra Fort

Hawa Mahal

City Palace

Amber Fort

Jantar Mantar

Qutub Minar

Ramnagar Fort.

Allahabad Planetarium

  • All sightseeing tours, transfers and entrance fee as per mentioned in the itinerary inclusions.
  • All transfers throughout upon arrival & departure.
  • Welcome soft drinks.
  • Daily High Tea with snacks.
  • 02 Water Bottles 500ml per person per day.
  • Typical souvenir.
  • IML Exclusive Travel Kit.
  • Learn to tie Rajasthan turban in a variety of ways.
  • Stay connected during your tour with complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi connectivity is limited in certain hotels or remote areas).
  • 5% GST Extra.
  • Any additional meal / snacks.
  • All tipping for guide, drivers, representatives, restaurants, cruise …etc.
  • Any personal items like laundry, phone calls, drinks like water, juice, soft, hard drinks, etc.
  • Bank transmitting fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • The package cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Camera fee (still / video).
  • Whatever not mentioned in inclusions.

COMPANY POLICIES

  • Pay 50% amount in advance of the total invoice to confirm the booking.
  • All payments have to be clear 30 days prior to the date departure.
  • International tickets will be issued within 24 hours from the time of advance payment.(Except Saturday &Sunday)
  • Booking voucher and final itinerary will be provided 7 day prior to departure.
  • IML travel will not be responsible for any change in flight schedule and cancellation without prior intimation. The guests must reconfirm the flight schedule at-least 03 Nights prior to the date of departure.
  • IML travel acts just as an agent between the airlines and the traveler, we are not responsible for the check-in services like web check-in. If a guest wishes to do the web check-in they must visit the website of the respective airlines and follow the procedure.
  • All tours involving less than 10 Persons will be considered as FIT or individual tour.
  • All tours involving more than 10 Persons will be considered as group tour.
  • Any monument, activity entry-pass/ passes, Guide Services are not included in individual tour packages, unless specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
  • All transfers are as per itinerary, in the event of guests not turning up at the pick-up point there is no provision of alternative transfer service. In this case guest may request for supplementary transport which will be charged extra. These services can be availed depending on the availability.
  • Full Day tours starts at 0900 Hrs till 1700 Hrs (Maximum 8 Hours).
  • Half Day tours starts at 0900 Hrs till 1300 Hrs OR at 1200 Hrs till 1600 Hrs (Maximum 4 hrs)
  • Cancellation stage: 21 days or more before departure.
  • 25% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 21 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 15 to 20 days before departure.
  • 50% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation between 11 to 20 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 07 to 15 days or less before departure.
  • 75% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 07 to 14 days before departure
  • Cancellation stage: 7 days or less 24 Hrs before departure.
  • 100% of the package cost will be charged as penalty on cancellation 10 days before departure
  • Flights Cancellation.
  • For all Domestic / International Flights we will comply with airline cancellation policy.

IML Travel shall not be responsible for partial or complete non-performance of It’s obligations hereunder as a result of the impact of circumstances beyond their control and unforeseeable, for example, fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane and other natural calamities, Political unrest epidemics, military and actions of authorities (“Force Majeure”). Under such circumstances, the period for fulfillment of obligations hereunder shall be extended for the period the conditions referred to above persist.

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